Despite her unpredictable abilities, Ruby trains with the rebels and the infuriating - yet irresistible - Arcus, who seems to think of her as nothing more than a weapon. But before they can take action, Ruby is captured and forced to compete in the king’s tournaments that pit Fireblood prisoners against Frostblood champions. Now she has only one chance to destroy the maniacal ruler who has taken everything from her - and from the icy young man she has come to love.
I have had this book for a while and then I got really behind on reviews when I got into a 2 year reading slump. I am finally starting to come out of that slump and this was one of the first books I read and ENJOYED whole heartedly.So Ruby is a Fire Blood and one of the few left. They are so rare that her mother is killed and the King's guards take her prisoner. She is rescued from prison and trained to kill the King by a Frost Blood. She is eventually taken prisoner by the King's guards again but not until she is trained to use her skills and to fight. Can she survive long enough to do what she was trained to do? Will the prophecies she keeps hearing about come true? What will happen?Yes I know that is a crappy synopsis but I don't want to give too much away. I absolutely loved these characters!!! They are so abstract and interesting and I kept learning more about them. This was my first book by Elly Blake and I truly loved it. I read the book in a matter of hours. I didn't want to put it down. I can truly say I look forward to continuing the series and buying the actual books one day really soon. This book flowed really well and it kept you on your toes. I recommend not only the book but the author!!